Howell is a hypnotically readable writer, who keeps the pulse racing, while allowing every character slowly to unravel. – The Telegraph“Utterly gripping, this wonderfully atmospheric mystery completely swept me away” – Andy Shepherd, author of The Boy who Grew Dragons
Helena and her parrot, Orbit, are swept off to Cambridge when her father is appointed clock-winder to one of the wealthiest men in England. There is only one rule: the clocks must never stop.
But Helena discovers the house of one hundred clocks holds many mysteries; a ghostly figure, strange notes and disappearing winding keys Can she work out its secrets before time runs out?
“Fans of Emma Carroll will adore this historical tale of derring-do and righted wrongs.” – The Times on The Garden of Lost Secrets